Deputy Director Water/Sewer Line Maintenance

SGR | Fort Smith, AR

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Posted Date 8/12/2022

Located on the Arkansas River at the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, scenic Fort Smith is where you can “expect the unexpected.” Covering just over 65 square miles, the City sits at the crossroads of Interstates 40 and 49 and US Highways 64 and 71 in Sebastian County. Fort Smith is the third largest city in the state and has a population approaching 90,000. This thriving community is a hub for commerce and boasts a diverse economy, a rich history, and a promising future.

Fort Smith’s next Deputy Director will be an innovative, dedicated manager and self-motivated leader who can maintain a collaborative and supportive work environment in the department. The Deputy Director will strategically manage the department’s operational goals and will work harmoniously with department managers to carry out the organization’s assigned duties.

The Deputy Director will evaluate and recommend improvements to existing programs and propose new initiatives as needed for department and system effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and full compliance with state and federal requirements. The chosen candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge of water and wastewater systems as well as the state laws and regulations governing their administration and have the technical skills required to operate and manage municipal utility systems.

It will be vitally important for the next Deputy Director to possess a well-rounded background of both engineering knowledge and management experience coupled with a successful track record of delivering excellent business operations. The successful candidate should be able to interpret and develop technical drawings, specifications, and contracts, and have extensive knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems. Specific training and continuing education in the water and wastewater fields is critical.

The chosen candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business administration, or related area, with at least 10 years of experience working with water and wastewater systems. A master’s degree is a plus. Five years of supervisory experience, including three years of administrative or managerial experience, is required. A Grade 4 Arkansas Water Distribution Operator License is required or the selected candidate must obtain the license within one year of employment.

The starting salary for this position is up to $100,000 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience, with growth potential to $118,913.

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For more information on this position contact:
Gary Holland, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

Job Category
Local Government
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